Category Archives: School and Learning

Three Easy Ways to Keep Your Child’s Brain Active This Summer

Unbelievably, even though we thought it would never get here- summer has arrived! Well, maybe not on the calendar yet, but for most people summer unofficially starts on Memorial Day Weekend and/or

Spring Fever vs. Spring Focus

The sun is shining, the birds are singing and fun outdoor activities are calling. Yep. It seems that spring is once again ready to distract us with her siren song. At one

The Spelling Bee Buzz

I’ve been thinking about spelling bees a lot lately, mainly because the Bozeman Schools Foundation, where I now work part time, will be hosting its annual Adult Team Spelling Bee next month.

Listening Well Can Have Big Benefits

Does your child know how to listen? I mean, really listen? To focus on the speaker and absorb not only the words which are spoken, but also the meaning of those words?

How Parents Can Help Ensure a Good School Year for Their Child

It’s a rare parent who wouldn’t want to help their child have a great school year. However, sometimes it’s difficult to know just how to help. It can be a fine line

Crafting a School Year Routine for Your Family

Who doesn’t love the lazy days of summer? The time when we are finally able to drop into a slower paced existence calls to all of us and is something we often

School Supply Resources for Families

Well, it’s that time of year again. The flyers, newspapers and TV commercials are abundantly sprinkled with the words, “Back to School Sale!” First off, I want to know how we managed

Teaching Kids Empathy

Have you noticed that there’s no shortage of information out there on bullying and its terrible effects on both the one who is doing the bullying and the victim on the receiving

Make a Connection with Your Child’s Teacher

Last week marked the end of the school year for public schools in Bozeman. I made a point of attending the closing assembly for employees of the school district and was once

How Parents Can Make a Difference at School

My years as a school secretary taught me many things. For instance, I learned that when I had a child in the office feeling sick or hurt, having a sibling pop in